For a large portion of the day we’ve been working with the mobile, video on demand portion of the CPirateNetwork. Being on the cutting edge can make the task quite daunting as we find after talking with Livestream that only previously recorded live content can go into the library.
Couple that together with the fact that we’re an indie startup company independent from big record companies and sponsors and the voluntary work load can become staggering. Did I mention this is a bootstrapped operation operating on a $000,000.00 budget?
Now what’s really dumbfounding, is a lot of the MC’s haven’t got a clue of what the impact is of what we are doing! Their so busy preening and styling that they are asking a network “well how many followers do you have?” Duuuhhh!!!! (we’re a network not a show) We started out promoting Jerk music from the Rangers a young Jerk group from the West coast that could get NO AIRPLAY on the East Coast. A system was put together totally bypassing traditional means of broadcast, via radio and TV which can only cover a certain geographical area in favor of internet streaming which can be ubiquitous over an entire planet.
Placing videos on air was just a proof of concept and by all means not meant to be the channel content. What we are doing is making an infrastructure to support Jerk, Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop and African music artists that may be political or different and not get any exposure to the masses otherwise.
In the last couple of months we’ve been pioneering the stream to mobile devices, to garner a higher penetration into modern day technology.
Alas the final piece to the puzzle that frustrates IMG as well as proponents like @AllReal_HipHop +Mystakarta @OfficialStyler and @prophecyent, should we really be expected to create the vehicle and populate it with fans and followers too? Or do the MC’s concerned about the freedom of Palestine, the transgressions of Big Brother and Corporate Machine not know how to communicate with their followers and say, “Look an HD streaming broadcast network is airing our content freely to computers and mobile devices…WE HAVE A VOICE”?